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1885 St. Louis Browns Advertising Display
Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,440
This rare advertising display, produced in 1912 for the International Tailoring Co., pays homage to the 1885/1886 World Champion St. Louis Browns. Titled "International Events," the display features portrait images of twelve members of the St. Louis Browns, plus team owner Chris Von Der Ahe, set against the backdrop of an American flag. Among the players pictured are Hall of Famer Charles Comiskey, Tip O'Neill, Bob Caruthers, Dave Foutz, Arlie Latham, and Doc Bushing. The caption below reads "The Men That Made Base-Ball Famous/The Famous St. Louis Browns (American Assc.) who won the World's Championship Series 1885-6, from Chicago White Stockings (National League). Photographs from collection of Mr. Chas. A. Comiskey, President White Sox (American League)." This is an extremely impressive display piece that would be at home in even the most advanced, museum-quality collection. This is only the third example we have ever seen of this attractive piece, one of which once resided in the famed Barry Halper Collection. The display (20.75 x 13.5 inches) has a few creases, light staining along the base, and a few moderate edge tears, a few of which include minor paper loss. Although technically in Very Good condition, it presents as Excellent, with exceptionally clear portrait images and bold colors throughout. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 26.5 x 19 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate $800+. SOLD FOR $1,440
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